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SoWashCo Community Education


SoWashCo Community Education is proud to serve our community by providing lifelong learning for all. Whether you're ready to learn a new skill, prepare your child for early learning or want to share your knowledge with the community, we're here for you. We serve Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. We are committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.

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Early Learning News

Stop crying! Calm down! I think most parents have had moments where they have said these phrases to their child. Most parents would also probably be able to attest these phrases don’t have the desired effect. In fact, in my experience, telling my children to stop crying or calm down usually led to the exact opposite happening. They definitely didn’t stop crying or calm down!

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Kids Club Virtual Hiring Events

Join the Kids Club Virtual Hiring Events

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 12, 19 and 26

Do you love working with kids? Join Kids Club to make a difference in the life of a child. Learn more about our openings at our virtual hiring events. We are hiring for High School Aides, Paraprofessionals, Inclusion Site Specialists and Supervisors. Full-time (benefit eligible) and part-time positions are available. Positions are retention bonus eligible.

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Early Learning News

When my kids started preschool, I had visions of picking them up from school and them gushing to tell me about all the exciting things they did during their time away from me. Then reality set in and the conversations went something like this:

Me: How was school?

My child: Fine

Me: What did you do?

My child: I don’t remember.

This is despite the fact that normally my kids talked so much that we would sometimes play the Quiet Game, which was just an unsuccessful attempt on my part to gain a little peace and quiet.

Now that the school year is underway, I thought it would be a good time to share some tips that can help your child start chatting about their day.

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